The Hungarian court sentenced four members of a gang engaged in the smuggling of people, to 25 years in prison.
In 2015, 71 people, among them women and children, suffocated in the truck, then the gang dumped a truckload of corpses on the Austrian motorway.
Four men were charged with murders that occurred in the midst of the crisis in Europe in 2015.
All four were found guilty and sentenced to 25 years in prison in the court of first instance in Kecskemet. The decision is open to appeal.
The bodies of 59 men, 8 women and 4 children of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan were found in an abandoned truck in Austria August 26, 2015.
The judge Janos Judi reported that the leader of the group was declared “guilty of murder committed with accomplices.”
“Therefore the accused is sentenced to 25 years in prison as a member of an organized criminal group,” said Jade in the courtroom.
The convicts, one Afghan citizen and three Bulgarians, were brought into the courtroom in handcuffs and masks.
Several other members of the group were also charged with smuggling people across the border. They were also found guilty by the court.